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clouds. a look at your evening planner in ten minutes. here's a look at traffic. good morning, danella. >> good morning. >>> chopper 4 is over i-66 and nutley. if you're traveling i-66 eastbound around sully road, you are starting to slow down just a bit. i'm not seeing major delays at all as you make your way towards nutley. not seeing any accident between the bypass and the beltway on 66 in either direction. looking pretty good at this time. traveling i-95 northbound, definitely hitting the brakes at fairfax county parkway. your first set of delays start at prince william parkway, and you're slow towards the occoquan. you'll see a little relief. again, at fairfax, you are definitely slow as you continue. going to continue watching this because i did see an ambulance drive by. no reported accident. and as i look closer, i can see additional activity. i'm back in ten minutes with a look at this. joe, back to you. >> thank you, danella. >>> the first contest of decision 2012 came down to the slimmest of margins. former governor mitt romney eked out a razor thin eight-vote victory over f
evening planner in ten minutes. here is a look at traffic. good morning, danella. >> good morning. so far, looks pretty good in our area. a lot of green. if you're taking the beltway, green means go for you. look at the outer look at georgia avenue. not so bad. if you're taking the inner loop at 50, also 64 miles per hour. if this time you're taking the inner loop at georges county on branch avenue, 65 miles per hour. i'll give you a live look right now. gw parkway, bustling right along, no problems for you. if you're about to hit the rails, they're open, so far, no reported delays on the metro, mark or dre. back to you. >> danella, thanks so much. >>> we have breaking news in iraq. a series of attacks in baghdad killed at least 23 people. it started when a motorcycle bomb exploded when day laborers gather. then a roadside bomb exploded two hours later. iraqi police have warned there could be an increase of violence when u.s. combat troops left in december. >>> this morning, d.c. police need your help. detectives released this composite sketch of a man they say kidnapped and sexually assa
traffic. good morning, danella. >> good morning. >>> the crash at the intersection of woodfield road and ridge road in damascus involves a single vehicle into a pole. police were on the scene there, and they still are. you can see the flashing lights behind the vehicle here. just waiting to get the car towed out of the roadway. if you are able to get out of this intersection, please follow police direction as well as use caution as you're making your commute this morning. chopper 4 is live over the beltway right now. this is the outer loop you're looking at, the tail lights at bw parkway. and the inner loop as well bustling along. not really seeing any accidents for you. no big delays at this time. going to keep watching the roadways and let you know if that shifts. and on the rails, traveling on the marc train, a minor delay. this is on camden south train number 841. you have a six-minute delay. metro and vre aren't reporting delays at this time. joe and eun, back to you. >> danella, thanks very much. >>> the big story this morning, a political fall from grace. the son of a well-lik
in virginia. then tonight turning chillier. we'll look at your evening planner in ten minutes. danella, good morning. how's the friday traffic? >> good morning. >>> friday traffic looks really good. a lot of green in our area. i'll give you a live look at the beltway. this is the beltway in maryland at university boulevard. not seeing any problems if you're traveling the inner loop or outer loop. i'll give you a travel speed. outer loop, 59 miles an hour. not bad at all. in virginia looking really good as well. no major delays to report at this time. if you're making your way from the wilson bridge at van dorn street, you're at 59 miles per hour. taking a look at the rails, they're up and running. no reported delays on the metro, marc, or vre. joe and eun, back to you. >> thank you, danella. >>> a developing story this morning. in just a few hours, harry thomas jr. is expected to plead guilty to two federal crimes. the embattled council member resigned after prosecutors charged him with stealing $350,000 in government funds and filing false tax returns. we have live team coverage this mornin
planner in a few minutes. here is a look at traffic. good morning, danella. >> good morning. single vehicle accident blocking all lanes of route 97 and rolled frederick road. all lanes in both directions use caution in the area. alternate road is just to take woodbine road instead. police are on the scene of a water main break at new york avenue and montana avenue as you head inbound. volume is light at this time, you can see further up, police are on the scene of the accident the there, not the accident, but the water main break. use caution in the area. traveling over to 395 now. the view looks good traveling 395 making your way to the 14th street bridge. back to you. >>> today president obama will launch his new plan for boosting u.s. tourism by visiting the self-styled happiest place on earth. the president is stopping by walt disney world in orlando, florida the industry is pushing the president and congress making travel to the united states easier for people living in developing countries. the white house says his disney world announcement is part of a series called "we can't
this afternoon. a mild evening coming up. a look at the evening planner in ten minutes. danella has a look at traffic. >> i am seeing some sprinkles on the roadways but no problems for you. volume is light, and at that time no real accidents at all. taking the beltway, this is a look at the beltway at university boulevard. you can see volume is light on the inner loop and outer loop of the beltway. travel speeds, really good at 56 miles per hour. if you cross over the wilson bridge and head into virginia this is a look at van dorn street. the beltway in virginia, your issue is no sdep no accidents a time. >>> today major changes are coming to the department of defense. leon panetta will announce cuts to the budget. the biggest form will come in cutting 80,000 soldiers in eight combat brigades. 30 older model drones will be grounded and the air force will not buy new model force now. it's part of president obama's plan to cut the defense budget by a half trillion over the next ten years. >>> hundreds of protesters plan on converging on pepco headquarters to attempt to stop them from raising
at your evening planner. that will be coming up at 6:11. danella, how is traffic? >> good news on the roadways. so far i'm checking for accidents and major delays. we'll take a live look at i-270, heading southbound, making a way towards the spur, no issues for you from the spur making your way towards shady drove. no issues to report at this time, either. travel speeds northbound, still pretty good. from prince william parkway to the beltway, right now you're at 51 miles per hour. that trip will only take you 15 minutes to get there. and on the rails, much better than yesterday so far. no reported delays on the metro, the marc or the vre. back to you. >> thank you so much. >>> new overnight, fire breaks out at a rockville business. it began around 2:00 this morning on neville street. the business is called pool tech. there were chemicals inside the building and firefighters are investigating the cause. >>> this morning, a first look at the sketch of the man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a local woman near the verizon center. detectives release this composite sk
planner in ten minutes. here's a look at traffic. good morning, danella. >> good morning. traveling southbound, i-270 at route 109, report of an accident. i'm seeing delays at this time. out of urbana, your slow. route 180, you're jammed making your way to route 109. traveling at father hurley boulevard, heading to the spur a bit of congestion heading through rockville. no major delays yet. traveling 66 westbound at cub run -- east way towards route 28, possible accident. there i'm sending the chopper there now to check things out. i'm back in ten minutes with another look at traffic. back to you. >>> a billionaire who also happens to be a history buff will donate millions of dollars to help fix one of the most iconic structures in the entire country. the national park service will make the announcement today. the washington monument has been off limits since the august 23rd earthquake. megan mcgrath is live down on the national mall with more on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, joe. it's one of washington's most popular tourist attractions, but the washington monument
. danella's back. good morning. happy new year. >> good morning. happy new year. great to be back. >>> not a lot of problems on the roadway. had some construction i saw driving in. this one outer loop new hampshire avenue on the left side of the roadway. if you're taking the inner loop, did see some construction on the right side of the roadway, and you're clear in both directions f you're traveling on i-95, no issues there. continuing on to 395, not a problem at this time. now back to you both. >> danella, thanks. >>> 4:30 now. the votes are in from iowa, and it reflects a divided republican party. mitt romney defeated rick santorum by a mere eight votes. >> and one candidate is reevaluating his campaign while others are looking to other states to boost their chances. nbc's tracie potts joins us from des moines, iowa, with more on the caucuses and what it all means for the candidates. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. after a very long night here in iowa and results early this morning, mitt romney finally able to claim victory in these kauss in what we believe to be the closes
anyway. a look at your evening planner in ten minutes. danella has a look at friday morning traffic. good morning. >> did you say 60 later today? i don't think i can go on with this traffic? but i'll help you out right now. i can't believe 60 later. that's great. >>> if you're taking the dulles toll road, you know this. construction till 5:00 a.m. eastbound, forcing you onto the beltway. you're not going to be able to continue onto the dulles toll road. taking i-270 looks really good, not seeing any shall use. i'll give you a live look at west montgomery avenue. southbound, all lanes are open, no delays. northbound, you are nice and clear. >> i'm going to have to help you off here. >> i-95 south at travel speed. i've got to go home. back to you both. >> i can see how it's contagious. who's going to do weather and traffic now, joe? >>> right now montgomery county police are asking for your help finding a missing teenager. the teen was last seen yesterday afternoon in rockville, maryland. 14-year-old anthony alexander escobar was wearing a gray and tan hooded sweatshirt and sweat pants at t
evening planner in ten minutes. danella has a look at traffic. good morning. >>> good morning. travel speeds looking good in the area. traveling on 50, heading westbound from 301 to the beltway, you're at 64 miles per hour. if you're traveling on the dulles toll road, eastbound from hunter mill road to the beltway, 56 miles per hour. i-66 looking good as well, eastbound fairfax county parkway to the beltway, 62 minneapolis. rails are open with no reported delays. joe, over to you. >>> thank you very much. today major changes are come together department of defense. leon panetta will announce huge cuts to the defense budget as part of president obama's restructuring plan. as many as 80,000 troops will be cut and multiple combat brigades will either be dissolved or reassigned. 30 older model drones will be grounded and the air force will not buy new models for now. president obama says the move also help cut the defense budget by a half trillion. >>> new from overnight we learned a rockville man kidnapped in pakistan is alive and in good health according to a new report quoting pakistan
at traffic. good morning, danella. >> the beltway, no issues for you. 66 looks good. 395 looks good. not seeing a lot of issues. the big problem this morning is on new york avenue, heading towards montana avenue. the water main break is slowing you down and causes you problems. tracee wilkins is here live now with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. let me show you what it's looking like out here. all of that white stuff over there on new york avenue, that's all of the salt that they're packing down on this road to deal with this water main break and the effects of it. you can see the salt truck is still laying that salt down to try to make this an easier commute for folks. look at that backup. it's backed up pretty far. this is a water main break that happened closer to montana avenue. after you cross over bladensburg heading inbound, they will move you over to the far left-hand lane so they can try to get you out of this icy area they have due to the water main break. it happened earlier this morning. water went all the way down the street. they've been able to turn the
in the low and mid 50s. a look at the evening planner in ten minutes. danella has a look at traffic. >>> if you're traveling along i-95 in virginia, stop and go for you. heading out of dale city, delays to route 1. i'll give you a look at the occoquan. volume is heavy here. delays towards lordton. fairfax county parkway, you will hit the brakes a bit. hov just opened so that's clearing some congestion. travel speed, about 58 miles per hour. joe and eun, back to you. >>> today a former marine is expected to enter a guilty plea related to charges he fired shots at the pentagon and the marine corps museum. yonathan melaku was connected to shootings at several military installations in the fall of 2010 and a cash of car break-ins. melaku pled guilty to the break ins and served six months in jail. if convicted in the military building shootings, he faces a minimum of 35 years in federal prison and a maximum of a life sentence. >>> big changes are come together pentagon. secretary of defense leon panetta will announce major budget cuts today. it's part of the president's plan to restructu
traffic. good morning, danella. >> good morning. >>> it's looking just a little better if you're taking the beltway at river road on the inner loop. had an accident. only the right lane got by. now you can see have all your lanes open. going to see some activity in your left shoulder lane. just use caution as you're taking the inner loop past river road. taking the outer loop past river road, no issues there. not really seeing any rubber necking delays either. if you're traveling i-95 at fairfax county parkway, i'm not seeing any issues north or south. if you're traveling i-95 making your way from the occoquan to the beltway, you're at 66 miles per hour. that trip only taking 11 minutes. also on the rails, not seeing any delays at all. joe, back to you. >> thank you very much, danella. >>> the results are in from the closest iowa caucus in history. former governor mitt romney eked out a razor thin eight-vote victory over former senator rick santorum. romney won with 30,015 votes to santorum's 30,007 votes. both candidates received 25% of the total vote. ron paul came in third, and this
minutes. here's a look at traffic, good morning, danella. >>> good morning. as you said, foggy on a lot of our roadways. the wilson bridge now, visibility can be low. so give yourself extra time if possible while fog is in progress. then also some of the roadways, bridges and ramps may be slick from yesterday's snow. just be careful of that. if you're crossing over the wilson bridge, lanes are open. only problem i'm seeing this morning is fog. not seeing a lot of accidents which is good. definitely no delays. here the beltway in maryland. again, your lanes are open, you're clear. no accident. definitely seeing fog on the beltway in maryland and on the beltway in virginia. back in ten minutes with another look at traffic. back to you all. >> all right. thank you. >>> metro's general manager is unveiling a new budget proposal that includes fare hikes. it would raise the maximum smarttrip peak cost of $5.75 and $3.50 for off-peak hours. paper fare cards face the biggest change. every ride with a fare card will cost you at least $4. you'll pay a one-way flat fee whether you go one stop or r
, maybe even thunder this afternoon. a look at the evening planner in ten minutes. danella has a look at the road conditions and traffic. good morning. >>> good morning, volume is light in our area. not seeing any accidents. i can tell you if you're heading out, you will drive over slick spots. give yourself extra time. also, fog is an issue. if you're traveling on i-66, here's the view at sully road. difficult to see. again, give yourself extra time. please slow down, low visibility on the roadways. taking a look at the beltway in virginia, robinson terminal. all travel lanes are open. no accidents. but possible slick spots. in maryland, same story. traveling the beltway at new hampshire avenue, inner loop and outer loop, you're clear. no accidents at all to report at this time. and i'll be back in ten minutes with another look at your traffic. back to you. >> thank you. >>> we are following breaking news. a suspected u.s. drone attack has killed four people in pakistan. it happened in the north waziristan tribal region early this morning. the drone attack targeted a house and vehicl
volume. i'm back in ten minutes with another look at traffic. back to you. >> danella, thank you. >>> we are now a little more than 24 hours away from the florida primary. mitt romney is once again showing a rather comfortable lead according to a new nbc maris poll. republican voters, 42%, favor him in the race for president compared with 27% for rival newt gingrich. rick santorum is third with 16% followed by 11% for ron paul. gingrich will have big-name supporters when he campaigns in florida today. herman cain and michael reagan, the former -- son of the former president, ronald reagan, will join gingrich. yesterday, the former house speaker reached out to evangelicals by visiting two baptist churches with his wife callista. in between stops he made sharp attacks on romney calling him pro-abortion, pro-gun control, pro-tax increase liberal. >> we have no evidence that romney is coming close to getting a majority. i think when you take all of the non-romney votes, it's likely that the convention, there will be a non-romney majority and maybe a substantial one. >> 50 delegates are up fo
:25. your evening planner in ten minutes. danella? >>> good morning. still seeing an accident at 95 south at 234. it's a truck in your left shoulder lane. but your left lane is blocked. crews working to get the truck out of the roadway. as you see, it is teetering on its side. after you pass this on i-95, you're pretty much good. traveling i-95 north, no issue to report at this time. now if you're taking the red line today, expect delays because metro's single tracking a couple of them actually. from van ness to depuupont circ and from forest glen toward tacoma. big delays on both directions. back to you. >> danella, thank you very much. >>> breaking news out of the district right now. a baby girl left out in the cold has died. a man found the infant abandoned last night in the 3000 block of channing street in northeast washington near the maryland state line. news4's tracee wilkins is live from the scene with breaking developments. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, joe. this is such a sad story. this was an infant girl. she was left on that porch of that house, discovered by a nei
speed, also at 50 miles per hour as you head northbound. joe, back to you. >> danella, thank you very much. >>> as you can see, tensions are rising at the two occupy d.c. sites. protesters are angry by the looming deadline to clear out their camping gear. police used a taser on one man who they say tore down informational flyers posted by the officers. and the deadline to pack up is noon today. some are complying, others are not. and there's some who are not going quietly. news4's megan mcgrath is live down in mcpherson square now. megan? >> reporter: well, joe, the national park service began to give notice to the folks here in mcpherson square on friday that they would begin enforcing at noon today those no-camping rules. look at this tent here. you see one of the flyers has been duct taped to the side. again, outlining what the rules are and when the enforcement begins. basically what's going to happen here beginning at noon is that the parks service is going to enforce the no-camping rule. that means that you're not allowed to sleep in the park. you're not allowed to have any kind
continue into the evening. a look at that in ten minutes. danella has a look at traffic. good morning. >>> good morning. traveling in virginia, 66 inside the beltway, seeing some volume eastbound no problems on 66 inside or outside the beltway. delays around lorton continue toward fairfax county parkway. traveling southbound on i-95, busy but no major delays or accidents at this time. taking the green line on metro, have a problem at southern avenue, metro station. a malfunction causing delays on the green line as you make your way toward branch avenue on the metro. back to you. >>> a new poll shows mitt romney holds a commanding lead in new hampshire one day before the primary. 35% of voters support the former massachusetts governor. ron paul is coming on strong with 20% followed by jon huntsman with 11%, and newt gingrich losing support with just 9% of the expected vote. nbc's tracie potts is in manchester, new hampshire, ahead of the primary and has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: hi, good morning. good morning, everyone. looks like about four out of five voters here have al
. sheer danella sealock. >> if you are taking the rails today, metro has scheduled track work and right now they are single tracking on the green and yellow line between prince george's county plaza and fort totten. expect delays on green and yellow in both directions. northbound 295 at malcolm x avenue, police are responding to three disabled vehicles all with flat tires. possibly debris in the roadway approached with caution. and i-66 outside and inside the beltway, barbara, no problems at all. back over to you. >> all right. thanks, danella. >>> this morning, police are searching a wooded area in silver spring for some men who ran from police. montgomery county police on the maryland state police helicopter searched an area near the 12,100 block of tech road. they say they were called to the area for a report of a suspicious -- for suspicious men looking into cars. when they arrived the men arrived in a fenced-off areas. police are still searching for those men. a reminder from metro riders starting tomorrow, metro is closing the south entrance of the dupont circle station on 19th st
this afternoon. by midnight, near 40. a look at the weekend in ten minutes. danella? >>> good morning, right now we have a fatal accident, single vehicle that shut down 4th street northeast at massachusetts avenue. police are investigating. ite legislation you know when the road -- i'll let you know when the road reopens. eastbound i-66 was blocking the right lane, it might just be moved to the right shoulder lane at forecast parkway. back to you. >> thank you very much. >>> 6:11. ahead, the facebook photo that got the attention of the secret service. >>> also, it may not be something women want to hear -- truth about the dangers of high [ male announcer ] we asked real people if they'd help us with an experiment for febreze fabric refresher; they agreed. [ experimenter 1 ] relax, take some nice deep breaths. [ experimenter 2 ] what do you smell? lilac. clean. there's something that's really fresh. a little bit beach-y. like children's blankets. smells like home. [ experimenter 1 ] okay. take your blindfolds off. ♪ hello? [ male announcer ] and now new and improved febreze fabric refresher wit
planner in ten minutes. danella, good morning. >>> good morning. still looking really good on our roadways. if you're crossing any bridges at the memorial bridge, volume's nice. not seeing any incidents for you. traveling over the 14th street bridge heading into d.c., you're in the clear. no delays or accidents at this time. traveling in southeast, crossing the sousa bridge, again, no issues here. also check the douglass bridge, as well, and didn't see any problems. looking great. if you're taking the rails, they're open with no reported delays on the metro, marc, or vre. back to you. >> thank you. >>> this morning we're getting our first look at mitt romney's tax returns. the subject was a source of controversy for the presidential candidate because he initially refused to release that financial information. angie goff joins us with a closer look at the numbers. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. mitt romney released his 2010 tax returns just after midnight. and they showed that on top of being one of the wealthiest candidates to ever run for president, he is also paying much less in ta
this afternoon and get colder. colder night tonight, a look at the evening planner in ten minutes. danella has friday traffic. good morning. >>> good morning, if you're taking the beltway, we'll check travel speeds together. right now inner loop at braddock, 62 miles per hour. traveling in prince george's county this time, pennsylvania avenue, inner loop speed 58 miles per hour. looking really good. outer loop in montgomery county, making your way past university boulevard, you're at 61 miles per hour. and if you find yourself traveling anywhere between the spur, even to the dulles toll road, nothing but green in both directions. i'll give you a live look at the memorial bridge because your volume is really good in this area. again, on the inner loop and outer loop, accident free at this time. joe, back to you. >> danella, thank you very much. >>> we have breaking news right now. firefighters are investigating a carbon monoxide leak at the same building for the second time this week. news4's megan mcgrath is live in georgetown with the latest on this. good morning. >> reporter: well, good morn
now. here is danella sealock. good morning. >> good morning. right now if you are traveling in the district, in northeast we have a water main break that is blocking all of your lanes now. 13th street northeast at perry street. please be aware crews are working to repair this service but your lanes are blocked at this time. now traveling i-66, live look inside the beltway. no issues for you. in fact, as you make your way from the beltway to gw parkway on i-66, no issues to report at this time. and traveling on 395 your lanes are open northbound as well as southbound. barbara, back to you. >> danella, thank you. >>> new study is placing pressure on schools in the district's poorest neighborhoods to improve or face closure. the study was commissioned by mayor gray and urge it is city to turn around or close more than three dozen underperforming schools and expand the number of charter schools. right now more than 40% of the city's public school students go to independently run charter schools. about 46,000 students attend traditional public schools. more than 40 of those schoo
in ten minutes. here is a look at traffic. good morning, danella. >>. morning. if you're traveling eastbound on the dulles toll road at the beltway, all your lanes are blocked for construction. shah that last until about 5:00 a.m. >>> traveling in montgomery county, i'm not seeing any issues for you as we speak. if you're headed eastbound on the outer loop, travel from i- 5 to i-70, not seeing any major delays. speeds in this area from i-95 interchange to the dulles toll road, you're at 65 miles per hour. >>> breaking news out of iraq this morning. a series of attacks in baghdad killed at least 23 meem overnight. then a roadside bomb exploded two hours later and two more mrafts followed. iraqi leaders have warned that there could be an increase of violence since u.s. combat troops left the area in december. >>> new overnight, a fire broke out at a rockville business just off randall road. firefighters are saying very little about the fire at this point. they haven't said what sparked the fire or how much damaged it caused. >>> after the iowa caucuses, republican presidential candid
traffic now. danella standing by. good morning, danella. >> good morning, angela. we're at i-270 and father hurley. i'm not seeing any accidents to report at all along 270. i-56 as well, your volume is very light. east and west, no accidents along the beltway, and if you continue inside the beltway, again, east and west, you are clear. however, you're taking the red line, metro is experiencing some delays because metro is single tracking between van nuys and dupont. delays are in both directions. angela, back to you. >>> many are taking time out to honor the irreverant dr. martin luther king, jr. crowds are gathering at friendship public charter school northeast. they'll head down to elementary. good morning, megan. looks like things are hopping. >> reporter: absolutely. the mayor arrived here a short time ago, so they're about to get under way. we're about to start this parade after an eight-year hiatus. the martin luther king parade is back here in south washington. you can see all the excitement of the folks who have lined the streets. we have all kinds of marching bands and c
with danella sealock. good morning, danella. >> good morning. checking travel speeds in the area for you, route 50 making your way from 301 to the beltway, you are at 65 miles per hour. and outer loop from i-95 to i-270, you are at 58 miles per hour. and i-95 in virginia from prince william parkway to the beltway, 60 miles per hour. a live look right now at i-66 at fairfax county parkway, and 66 east and west, no issues to report at this time. if you are making your way towards the beltway from fairfax county parkway, you are traveling at 59 miles per hour. no accidents to report at this time. back to you. >> thank you. >>> off the judge is sentencing uti jpole(bh. lon routewas twi[j. in"f)q aughter, suspecte"od beingh facesvoi ma into man had a notable southern accent. he was in the car at -- or she was when the man jumped into the vehicle, and they drove to another vehicarea where he sexu assaulted her while her son was in the backseat. >>> and inspectors will be checking everything from the kichens to the bathrooms. demonstrators vince kitchen on tuesday when health to the increased rat popu
at the evening planner in ten minutes. here's traffic on this martin luther king jr. day. danella's with us. good morning. >>> good morning. let's head down i-95 in virginia right around 234. if you're heading i-95 south at 234, we have an accident involving a truck in the area. you can see a single vehicle crash here. the truck is teetering on its side. be aware, this is in the left shoulder lane. and also your left slain blocked by crews working to clear the accident. so far the commute is pretty good. northbound i-95 to 395, no issues. taking the beltway in virginia, a live look at robinson terminal, inner loop and outer loop not seeing issues traveling in montgomery county. on the outer loop making your way toward university boulevard, right lane blocked by construction. back to you. >> danella, thank you very much. >>> 4:34. a centreville, virginia, madison in custody that morning, charged with fairfax county's first homicide of the year. police accuse benjamin walker of killing his roommate, ryan leslie, in their home on gunther court. officers say walker came to a jail yesterday and report
this evening. a look at the evening planner in ten minutes. danella, good morning, how's traffic? >>> good morning. so far the area looks nice if you're about to head on to the roadways right now. i got to warn you, seeing fog in areas, especially along i-270. this is a look at father hurley. i know it's difficult to see. as you're traveling southbound to the spur, no issues. and northbound, as well, you're in the clear. just be careful. you are going to see fog in some areas. traveling on i-95 in virginia, this is the view at fairfax county heading north. no issues. travel lanes are open. looking good also on 395. in fact, clear across the 14th street bridge. i'm back in ten minutes with another look at your traffic. joe and eun, back to you. >> thanks. >>> president obama is putting the final touches on his third state of the union address. with his re-election campaign underway, the speech will focus on the economy. he'll also touch on manufacturing, clean energy, education, and american values. as one of her last acts as a member of congress, gabrielle giffords along with her husband m
. that will be coming up at 4:51. danella, how's traffic? >> so far, looking really good. here's i-66 at actually road, east and west, no issues for you both outside as well as inside of the beltway. this is a live look, i-66 at glebe road. volume light, from the beltway to glebe road, 55 miles per hour. not so bad. crossing over the american legion bridge, outer loop and inner loop, no accidents to report. i'm back in ten with another look at traffic. >> thanks. 4:43. 37 degrees. >>> still to come, the future of cars playing out on stage. the direction automaker are going as they kick off the detroit auto show. >>> surviving a frightening fall. the woman at the end this broken bungee cord talks about the moment she hit the >>> for which it stands one nation under god indivisible with liberty and justice for all. [ applause ] >> last night, congresswoman gabrielle giffords led the pledge of allegiance at a candlelight vigil marking one year since the tragic shooting that killed six people and left her and 12 others injured. giffords was in the middle of a meet and greet event at a grocery store when t
'll look at that coming up in ten minutes. danella, how's traffic? >> good morning, right now not seeing any accidents in our area. let's take a look at the beltway. the big problem i'm seeing so far is the fog. give yourself a little extra time because of low visibility. here's the beltway at connecticut avenue, inner loop and outer loop in montgomery county. you're clear. traveling the beltway in prince george's county, this is the view at central avenue. no issues in prince george's county either. and if you're crossing over into virginia, this is van dorn street. again, low volume and definitely no accidents to report. but still seeing a lot of fog on the roadway. and on the rails, metro's open. right now they're reporting a delay on the red line because of track work. this is happening in between forest glen as well as tacoma metro station. be aware of that, you may see delays on the red line this morning. not seeing any problems on the marc or the vre. back to you both. >> all right. >> thank you. >>> 5:02. polls open in new hampshire in just about an hour. the first votes are alre
. danella, how's traffic? >>> good news if you're on gw parkway. head h a disabled truck -- had a disabled truck southbound at 123. that's out of the roadway. you will see congestion from the beltway to route 12 it. traveling the beltway, outer loop at georgia avenue, chopper 4 is there now. at the ramp to georgia avenue, once you pass this ramp, you have an accident. there's volume on the outer loop. right now travel lanes are open. back to you. >> thanks. >>> today president obama will begin selling the plans he laid out in last night's state of the union address. he heads to iowa where he'll speak at a factory about his vision for an economy based on more manufacturing. the president focused heavily on the economy, offering an commitment to make higher education more affordable and help struggling homeowners pay their mortgages. president obama also declared that he wants a stricter tax code in which millionaires pay at least 30% in taxes. he vowed to shrink the gap between the rich and poor. >> we can settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well while a growin
like on danella's doughnut. and we might have some light glaze of icing that will be with us perhaps for another couple of hours. but there's some patchy rain out in west virginia right now. most of those locations are getting above freezing. but closer to washington, it is at or below freezing. watch out for icy patches this morning. here's the day planner. we'll have rain developing through the morning. then light to moderate, briefly heavy rain coming through during the afternoon with thunder. highs reaching upper 40s to near 50 middle of the afternoon. look at the evening planner in ten minutes. danella, how's traffic? >>> good morning, traveling in the district, i'm not seeing issues for you. this is connecticut avenue at florida avenue. issue free and accident free at this time. taking the beltway in maryland at connecticut avenue. as you travel around on the outer loop of connecticut avenue making your way up 270, i'm still seeing fog. give yourself extra time. also fog on the beltway in virginia, gw parkway. inner loop and outer loop's clear. no accidents. but fog and icy spo
to make the trip. back to you. >> danella, thank you very much. >>> right now we're keeping a close eye on the occupy d.c. encampments. it is the first night since park police enforced the no camping rule at freedom plaza and mcpherson square. tracee wilkins is live at mcpherson square with the overnight developments. any change? good morning. >> reporter: good morning, joe. no change yet. let me show you what's happening at this camp. you see the sign that reads high noon usa park police showdown. the folks at this camp were prepared for the possibility of being evicted off of this federal space at noon yesterday. it didn't happen then. they've been prepared all night for the possibility of u.s. park police to come in and move them off this land overnight. so far, again, nothing has happened. u.s. park police have been checking tents for sleeping occupiers and reminding protesters at the two occupy sites that there is no camping on these federal sites. park police spokesmen says officers began enforcing the camping ban yesterday, and while he would not give a specific date and time for
at your rails. joe, back to you. >> danella, thank you very much. >>> tensions are rising at the two d.c. occupy sites ahead of today's deadline to enforce a no-camping ban. police tased one protester who was ripping down flyers and informing protesters about the no camping rules. at noon today, park police will enforce the ban on overnight camping at both occupy movement camps here in the district. news4's megan mcgrath joins us live with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, joe. things are pretty quiet here. take a look behind me, though. you see that we still have quite a few tents in mcpherson square despite the deadline being hours away. now there could be quite a showdown come high noon. the national parks service began -- is going to begin to enforce a law that prohibits camping on federal parkland. they've been handing out flyers for several days notifying occupy d.c. demonstrators that they have until noon today to remove their belongings or risk answering them confeiscateconfi. the rules prohibit sleeping in the park, as well as camping equipment. so things like sle
:16. sunset at 5:28. a look at the evening planner in ten minutes. here's traffic. good morning, danella. >>> good morning. chopper 4 is live over i-270 at 370 southbound. the taillights getting just a little busy. are you going to see the bulk of your volume coming out of urbana. and you are slow to clarksburg. once you get around germantown, it's a little better. i can tell you your volume is increasing as you continue to rockville. no accidents in this area. thanks, chopper. and traveling i-95 in virginia, you are starting to slow, as well, as you travel north past the occoquan. no accidents in the roadway for you. and you are just under speed at 46 miles per hour from prince william parkway to the capital beltway. that trip will take you 16 minutes. and on the rails, an eight-minute delay on the marc, brunswick east train 872. joe, back to you. >> thank you very much. >>> today is a pivotal day in the republican presidential primary race. in less than an hour, polls open for florida's primary. mitt romney is holding a commanding lead in the winner-take-all state. nbc's tracie potts i
just rain. there's a pretty good chance of that especially in the afternoon. danella? >>> good morning. so far the area looking really good. happy monday. if you're heading out and taking the beltway in virginia, this is a live look at robinson terminal. taking the inner loop and outer loop in virginia, not seeing any issues. i'll give you a travel speed. making your way from the interchange to the dulles toll road, you're at 63 miles per hour. and traveling in d.c., this is north capital street at new york avenue. very clear. no issues at this time, and on the rails, they're open with no reported delays on the metro, marc, or vre. back to you. >> thank you. >> 5:03. >>> breaking news. state radio says that an american man has received the death sentence in iran for allegedly spying for the cia. an iranian court said amir mirzael hekmati, a former marine, received special training by forces in iraq and afghanistan before heading to iraq for his alleged mission. he and his parents have denied the charges, and the u.s. state department has ordered him to be released immediately. >>> toda
's check on the midday traffic now. danella sealock joins with us the latest on the roads. >> hi. we have a situation in downtown silver spring. if you are traveling on georgia avenue. fire activity blocks various lanes for you. this is between silver spring avenue. there is not a fire but i'm told there is a gas line struck in the area. i need you to be careful as you are traveling you can see a few firefighters along this side and over this edge as well. just be careful. use caution while you are traveling in the area. taking the beltway, the outer loop at exit 13, richie marlboro road, looks a lot better since i last checked it. no accidents and no manl or delays in that area. crossing over 395, earlier accident, shut down all of your northbound lanes and third street opportunity and massachusetts avenue. that's now gone. view smooth ride as you make your way into the city. >> dan allege, thank you. a d.c. police sergeant is on administrative leave accused of beating up a woman working the bar at a club in southeast washington. police say sergeant washington got into a fight with the b
, we'll begin to dry out. a look at the evening planner in ten minutes. danella has a look at traffic. good morning. >>> good morning, breaking news if you're traveling out in davidsonville now. westbound route 50, lanes are blocked at route 424. traveling eastbound at 50, emergency workers are blocking two of your left lanes. it's slowing you down as you make your way past this accident. crews are hoping to clear it by 6:00 a.m. for now, take route 450 defense highway to route 3. traveling in maryland, i-270 at falls road, getting a little action making your way southbound toward the spur. lanes are open. no lanes to report at this time. northbound, you're in the clear, as well. back to you. >> danella, thanks. >>> 5:02. you're looking live off the coast of italy. the scene of a shipwreck disaster. right now the man blamed for causing it all is in an italian courthouse where proceedings are about to begin. news4's angie goff has the latest in italy this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the captain of the ship, francisco chatino, is in court facing manslaughter
. as you make your way towards the spur. back to you. >> thanks, danella. >>> new report shows our area has some of the best and worst driving laws in the country. d.c. and maryland both got green rate chgs means there are multiple laws to keep drivers safe. virginia got a red rating putting it near the bottom in terms of driver's safety. the report states virginia doesn't have a primary seat belt law meaning police can't give you a ticket just for not wearing a seat belt. virginia also does not have a texting while driving law. another reason why it got such a low rating. >>> today virginia lawmakers returned to the state house in richmond for new lettive session. it is a budget writing year and governor mcdonnell has a man that puts high education and transportation at the top of the list. controversial personhood i will have is expected to be major issue and defines conception at the beginning of life. opponents say that this bill is an effort to outlaw abortion in the state. there will be a focus on the power struggle in the senate where democrats and republicans have an equal number of
now. danella sealock joins with us the latest on the roads. hi, danella. >> so far it looks really good in our area. check in travel speeds. great for friday. on route 50, 301 to the beltway, 61 miles per hour. this time on the beltway, from route 50 on the outer loop to i-95, you are at 61 miles per hour. i-66 looks really good as well. from fairfax county parkway to the beltway, 61 miles per hour. traveling i-95 in virginia, this is a look at the occoquan, northbound looks great. southbound, i will give you travel speed. making your way out of town heading from the beltway to the occoquan. you are at 62 miles per hour. not seeing any accidents to report at this time. >> thank you. this morning, police arrested a man that led them on a chase from virginia into d.c. he then barricaded himself in an apartment complex and in the 1000 block of 13th street, southeast washington. police say that they tried to pull him over near alexandria when he sped away. they pursued him from northern virginia to this apartment complex in the district. which led to a stand-off which lasted all night
:11. here's traffic. good morning, danella. >>> good morning. traveling on i-66, seeing a lot of green in the area. that means no big problems as you're making your commute. we'll take a live look at fairfax county parkway. on i-66 eastbound, travel lanes are open. volume is light. westbound no issues there. inside 66, same story. in fact, i'll give you a travel speed if you're heading toward the beltway. making -- excuse me, from the beltway. to gw parkway, at 63 miles per hour. and that trip will take you 11 minutes. looks good. on the rails, no issues there. joe and eun, back to you. >> thanks. >>> 5:02. breaking news, firefighters are at the farragut north metro station responding to a report of a strange odor. we have more. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. we've seen a few of the fire trucks leave, but there are still a number of fire crews on the scene. considering that when we first came down here all of 17th and connecticut here were completely packed, full of vehicles. fire crews, emergency crews all here standing by after the report of smoke coming from the far
as well as the end of the week and weekend. details in ten minutes. how's traffic, danella? >>> it's looking really good if you're taking the beltway. volume is increasing, but so far no accidents on the beltway. and no major delays. a lot of green, that means you're good to go. however, if you're traveling along i-66, you're slow heading out of manassas. delays continue as you head east toward centreville. good news is no accidents to report on i-66 in both directions inside and outside of the beltway. you can see here, you definitely have your volume increasing as you make your way eastbound. and on the rails, still no reported delays on the metro, marc, or vre. over to you. >> just how we look it. thanks. >>> 6:13. 38 degrees. ahead, problems for the planned eisenhower memorial. why the former president's family members are not happy with the plans. >>> and what detectives have learned since reopening the investigation into the death of actress natalie wood. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine a pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a pnc performance select checking account and g
traffic. in for danella this morning, it's carol parker. >> back to work tomorrow and frigid temperatures, that's not fair. >>> this morning we're looking good all around the area. a reminder, if you need to take the train, metro is on time but on a holiday service. and marc and vre, no service today due to the holiday. traveling around 66 outside the beltway at 50, you are fine inside the beltway through the rosslyn tunnel. looking good this morning, moving very, very well. back to you, eun, joe. >> thank you very much, carol. >>> right now republican presidential candidates are gearing up for a busy day of campaigning in iowa. they'll all be crisscrossing the state, making their final arguments to voters. on the eve of the iowa caucuses, polls show more than 40% of republican voters show they're still uncommitted about whom they will support. news 4's angie goff joins us now from the newsroom with which candidates are at the front of the pack right now. angie, good morning. >> joe, good morning to you. >>> all eyes this iowa caucus eve are on rick santorum. the religious conservative is
. danella, good morning. >> good morning. it is still pretty much a mess in some of our areas. outer loop of the beltway, connecticut avenue. accident takes up the left shoulder lane. it is a multivehicle crash here. police are on the scene. you are slow as you make your way towards connecticut avenue on the outer loop of the beltway. also still seeing the accident. this time in the hov lanes. it is blocking the left lane. rest of the lanes are open. i'm not seeing a problem for you traveling northbound on i-9 a. on the rails, delays on the red line. metro single tracking from friendship heights all the way to van ness. single tracking on the orange line between ballston as well as clarendon. >> danella, thank you. new at midday, prosecutors say that the driver accused in the deadly pedestrian accident in alexandria had a blood alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit. police say 22-year-old victor's blood level was . 15 when he drove his car off duke street through i-95 sunday afternoon. the legal limit is .08. he hit 8-year-old brian hernandez chavez and his mother. his mother survive
at the evening planner in ten minutes. danella, how's traffic? >>> good morning. you've got to be careful. we have strong wind gusts, wet roadways, some areas possiy are going to slick over, especially on the bridge and ramps. you've got to slow down. a live camera on prince george's county, local roads look good. you can tell they are slick. give yourself extra time this morning. please slow down. traveling in montgomery county, this is a look at 16th street and east/west highway. again, light volume. no accidents to report at this time. but give yourself extra time. and if you're traveling along the dulles toll road, i'm not seeing any issues for you. and as you connect on to the beltway, beltway looks good in the area, as well. back to you both. >> thanks. >>> new overnight, a murder in palmer park, maryland, blocks from the prince george's county police headquarters. this happened in the 7700 block of bender road. police responded to a call for a shooting around 10:30 last night. when they got there, they found a male victim, took him to the hospital, and he died. police have not said if
at that in detail, and the martin luther king jr. holiday, that will be in ten minutes. danella, how's traffic? >>> right now, congestion is slowing you down on our roadways. if you're traveling on i-66 making your way toward the beltway, your delays -- look at this. suddenly road, a lot of cars, bumper to bumper. delays continue as you head into centreville. here, look at this. again, bumper to bumper. i can tell you that there are no accidents as you're heading 66 eastbound or westbound. just delays at this time. and traveling along i-270, as you make your way past father hurley, volume is increasing. you're okay as you head toward shady grove. right after you pass shady grove, that's when you are really starting to see volume. you're hitting the brakes making your way toward the spur. back to you both. >> thank you. >>> 6:13 now. 37 degrees. coming up, what caused chaos outside of an apple store. >>> and next, the possible nationwide manhunt that may be launched in response to dozens of controversi ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine a pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a pnc performance
could affect your friday plans. vile that coming at 5 -- i'll have that coming at 5:11. danella? >>> we're looking good. a lot of the green. that means the commute, no major problems yet. traveling up i-270, we'll take the trip together. as you're making your way this time out of clarksburg heading toward clarksburg, making your way toward germantown in both directions, i-270 north and south seeing nothing but green making your way in to rockville. looks great. we'll take a live look at falls road. no issues at all. traveling to the spur, you're in the clear. no delays, no accidents at this time. northbound, not seeing problems. on the rails, no reported delays on the metro, marc, or vre. back to you. >> thank you. >>> breaking news out of the district right now. police are trying to find a man who barricaded himself inside an apartment complex. this is happening in the 1000 block of 13th street southeast. news4's tracee wilkins is live with overnight developments. still going on? >> reporter: yes, it is still going on here. take a look over my shoulder. you see that they are still main
way from the beltway to the bridge, 64 miles per hour. back to you. >> thank you very much, danella. >>> 4:33. a live look off the coast of italy where divers are looking for 20 missing people after a cruise ship disaster. the "costa concordia" hit a reef friday and ran aground. the capstan on house arrest, charged with manslaughter, causing the wreck, and abandoning ship before all passengers evacuated the boat. 11 people died. divers found five bodies yesterday including four men and a woman believed to be in their 50s and 60s. officials have not said if a couple from minnesota is among those found. >>> a virginia couple is back home in hampton roads after surviving that cruise disaster. karen kennedy and her boyfriend say they immediately went to their cabin and started collecting their valuables when the ship's power started to flicker. they then went to the top deck and were lowered to a lifeboat. the couple eventually was taken to rome and received temporary passports from the u.s. embassy to get home. kennedy said she had dinner with the minnesota couple and is sad to learn t
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